HORSE OF THE YEAR
Champion Handicap Male
PURE AS GOLD
(4YO, G., Stolen Gold—Pure Wool, by Relaunch)
Owners: La Canada Stables LLC (Ron & Lydia Valenta)
Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Al Kirkwood
Trainers: Jack Carava
2006 Record 11-5-3-0 $434,040
Stakes: Bing Crosby H.-G1 (Dmr), San Simeon H.-G3 (SA); 2nd Pat O’Brien Breeders’ Cup H.-G2 (Dmr).
Older Filly or Mare
(4YO, Slewdledo—Tenderness, by Wronsky)
Owners: Kings and Queens Stable
Breeder: Harold E. Krupke (Butte Springs Farm)
Trainer: Tim McCanna
2006 Record 7-2-3-0 $95,855
Stakes: Emerald Breeders’ Cup Distaff H. (EmD), Belle Roberts S. (R) (EmD); 2nd Washington State Legislators H. (EmD), King County H. (EmD), Boeing H. (EmD).
Champion Three-Year-Old Colt or Gelding
Champion Turf Horse
(3YO, G., Delineator—Parade of Gold, by Prospectors Gamble)
Owners: Gary and Cecil Barber
Breeder: Dr. Michael J. Konecny (Sisimito)
Trainers: Peter Miller
2006 Record 4-3-0-0 $387,513
Stakes: Nearctic S.-G2 (Can) (WO), Baldwin S. (SA), Green Flash H. (Dmr)-NCR.
Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
SHE’S ALL SILK
(3YO, F., Delineator—Shimmer of Silk, by Drone)
Owner: Ed Zenker
Breeders: Mr. & Mrs. Frederick L. Pabst (Blue Ribbon Farm)
Trainer: H. R. “Pat” Mullens
2006 Record 6-2-2-0 $94,788
Stakes: Washington Breeders’ Cup Oaks (EmD), John and Kitty Fletcher S. (R) (EmD); 2nd Kent H. (EmD).
Two-Year-Old Champion Colt or Gelding
(G., Delineator—Still Reflection, by Roanoke)
Owners: Howard Belvoir, Dan Corby & Harley Hoppe
Breeder: Jerry D. & Peggy F. Woods (Woodstead Farm)
Trainer: Howard Belvoir
2006 Record 5-4-0-0 $77,178
Stakes: Emerald Express S. (EmD), Northwest Stallion Strong Ruler S. (R) (EmD), Captain Condo S. (R) (EmD).
Two-Year-Old Champion Filly
(Tribunal—Castle Bravo, by Delineator)
Owners and Breeders: David & Elaine Parks (Fell Hill Farm)
and Ramer & Clare Holtan
Trainer: Bill Tollett
2006 Record 4-2-0-2 $65,293
Stakes: Angie C. S. (EmD), Northwest Stallion Knights Choice S. (R) (EmD); 3rd Barbara Shinpoch S. (EmD).
Sire of the Year
YOU AND I
(Kris S.—La Chaposa [Per], by Ups)
Stands property of Blooming Hills, Ron & Fran Stolich
2006 North American Progeny Earnings of $1,474,759
Awarded on the Basis of Total North American Progeny Earnings in 2006.
Leading Freshman Sire
(Deputy Minister—Six Crowns, by Secretariat)
Stands property of Tribunal Syndicate
Sponsored by Thoroughbred Times.
Broodmare of the Year
(Gr./ro., 1993, Relaunch—Sheepish Grin, by Our Native)
Owners: Al & Saundra Kirkwood
Dam of 2006 Washington horse of the year, champion handicap horse, champion sprinter, Gr. I stakes winner and $476.444 earner Pure as Gold and $129,320 stakes-placed Pure American, her first two foals of racing age.
Leading Breeders by Money Won
AL AND SAUNDRA KIRKWOOD
2006 Earnings of $621,484
Awarded on the Basis of Total 2006 Washington-bred Earnings.
Special Breeder Award
for having most racing success in 2006 with foals of four or fewer mares, and including breeding 2006 stakes winners: three-time consecutive champion Queenledo and stakes winner Cantbeatwhatucantc.
Mark Kaufman Media Awards
Senior Vice President/Executive Producer for the TVG Network;
Director of Media Services for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
and Editor of Muckleshoot Monthly.
Special Training Achievement Awards
ffor his record-breaking 5th Longacres Mile winner (Flamethrowintexan) in 2006;
for winning four consecutive runnings of Emerald Express Stakes with three runners who would later be voted state juvenile champions.
Plater of the Year
Most Improved Plater of the Year
MAGOO CAN DO
Many thanks to David and Elaine Parks of Fell Hill Farm
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